Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Positively Pensive Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

   Today is Ballpoint Pen day and that is the inspiration for the new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog hosted by Suzz.   The challenge, Positively Pensive, is to thoughtfully use a ballpoint pen on your project. You can doodle, journal, sketch or trace an outline using any color ballpoint pen on your art. Create a vintage or shabby chic project with some form of ink from a ballpoint pen and if it isn't obvious how it was used make sure to tell us in your post!

My Take on the Challenge

I used Ciao Bella's Sicilia papers to make this bright and cheerful layout.  Blue and yellow is such a pretty color combination, and, well, I just had to go wild with all the flowers! 

The challenge was to use ballpoint pen and I did on the journaling card.  The "stitches" were drawn on with a pen.

I added Creative Memories chipboard titles to my layout.  The are heat embossed with Ranger Antiquities embossing powder.  I love the texture this powder creates.

A fussy cut bird and branch add to the florals so dominant in these papers and on my layoutl.

Lots of textures and dimension on this layout,  I think I'll have to frame this one, it sure won't fit in an album!

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Ciao Bella - Sicilia 12x12 Paper Pad

Ranger Embossing Powder - Weathered White Antiquities

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Faded Jeans

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Reinker

Ranger ADHESIVE - WHITE FOAM ROLL 1/2" X 1/16"x 2 YDS.

How to Enter The Funkie Junkie Blog Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, Positively Pensive by 11:55 PM EDST June  9th.  The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge'. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. Gorgeous layout! I adore the color combo as it reminds me of summer! Lovely picture and journaling!

  2. This is a stunning layout, Maggi and what a wonderful photo to record your memory! I love the fussy cut bird/branch (that's a lot of fussy cutting!) to add dimension. I'm envious of your pretty handwriting, too! Gorgeous page! Hugs!

  3. What a wonderful layout Maggi - you've captured your moment in the photo and complimented it with the choice of papers and embellishments. And your handwritten note makes it even more personal. Oh those colours - how I long for the Amalfi! xx


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